Robin Breen

Research Assistant

“I am driven by need and impact – what issue is in most need of attention and where can I have the greatest impact. These concepts perfectly align around zoonotic disease research. The COVID-19 pandemic underscores our collective need to better understand the driving factors behind disease emergence and the substantial impact that implementing prevention measures can have. Through my work at EcoHealth Alliance I hope to further enhance disease preparedness strategies to better fight the next epidemic.”

Scientists Bio

Serving as a Research Assistant for EcoHealth Alliance, Robin focuses on identifying, developing, and implementing multi-sectoral strategies to strengthen biosurveillance and biodefense in the Caucasus region. His work involves collaborating with on-the-ground partners to assess disease preparedness planning and policies.

In the past, Robin worked with ICAP to pilot an HIV-centered shared health record and worked as a strategic communications and advocacy specialist focused on malaria. He draws perspectives from his experiences working on an array of health topics to make One Health connections across disciplines and projects. Robin received a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology and Global Health from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Washington.